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    February 11, 2013
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injured. the governor has declared a state of emergency. the tornado damaged at least six buildings on the campus of the university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it right around as it was crossing interstate 59. it was coming pretty fast. my heart was racing. i've lived here my whole life and this is surreal. it's really hard to take it in right now. >> well, no students were injured. most were off campus on break. in the northeast today, rain and warmer temperatures should help wash away of what was a record-breaking winter blizzard. the massive storm was blamed for at least 15 deaths and more than 150,000 customers are without power, and it may take days before their power is restored. new york city got off easy, though, with just 11 inches of snow. boston got over 2 feet. portland, maine, set a record of 32 inches.
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and in connecticut where the president has issued a state of emergency, the city of camden got 40 inches. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: nearly half the roads in camden, connecticut, are still impassable. thomas rossman is clearing over three feet of snow from around his home. >> there are a lot of people around here they haven't touched yet. they can't get out. >> reporter: some believe the town should have been more prepared. >> there is a time that as prepared as you are, mother nature deals your card that you cannot manage. >> reporter: in new britain, dump trucks are clearing snow. workers have been out since 10:00 this morning and they say they won't be finished until the early morning hours. one crew says they'll make about a hundred trips before the job is done. >> i dump a load probably every five to ten minutes and in between there. >> there's quite a bit of snow. >> reporter: along the massachusetts coast where the snow and storm surges were a lethal combination, residents
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are returning to check the damage. ron and joann morrison are returning to view their home encased in ice. >> if you want to have this view and be on the ocean like this, you're just going to have to put up with nature. nature rules. >> reporter: despite the risks, the morrisons have no plans to give up their oceanfront home. marlie hall for cbs news, new britain, connecticut. well, the storm caused all kinds of transportation problems. on eastern long island, slammed by 30 inches of snow, hundreds of motorists were stranded on the long island expressway, some overnight. yesterday a 27-mile stretch of the l.i.e. was closed so road crews could clear the snow and move abandoned cars. officials hope to open the roads today. the los angeles area remains on edge this morning as a fugitive ex-cop who says he's targeting police continues to evade a massive manhunt. christopher dorner is suspected of killing three people. authorities put up a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. soon after the reward was
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announced, there was a report of a sighting of dorner in a store in the san fernando valley, but a search came up empty. carter evans has more. >> reporter: the massive and so far fruitless search for accused cop killer christopher dorner has put everyone on edge. mayor anthony via rago sa. >> we'll not deal with this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that the residents of southern california deserve. >> reporter: the $1 million reward is the largest ever for the city. lapd chief charlie beck. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> reporter: it's been four days since dorner's burnt out truck was found near the resort town of big bear, but since then the trail has gone ice cold. by sunday only 25 officers were on the hunt for dorner, down
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from more than a hundred on friday. the search area keeps expanding. 150 miles to the south authorities are checking cars heading to mexico. authorities have now released the name of one of dorner's victims. river side police officer michael crane died thursday when his car was ambushed. he was 34 years old, an 11-year police veteran, and a former marine. in fullerton, california a second victim was remembered. monica quan was an assistant basketball coach. on saturday her team paid tribute. quan's father, former lapd captain randy kwan is one of many threatened in dorner's written manifesto. >> there are over 150 families who have not only security but surveillance in and around their neighborhoods. >> reporter: chief beck says he considers dorner's attacks on police officers and their families nothing less than an act of domestic terrorism.
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nevertheless he says he's reopening the case that led to dorner's firing. he said he's not bending to dorner's demand but rather to demonstrate the transparency of the lapd. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. well, the manhunt prompted los angeles police to step up security at the staples center as music celebrated its biggest night. at this year's grammy awards there were some memorable performances and some surprise winners. teresa garcia is in los angeles with all the highlights. teresa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there was indeed plenty of security behind the scenes and on the streets, around obviously the manhunt was on the minds of law enforcement, but, remember this was a night to party. there were no issues in that sense, and at this year's grammys, there were so many top acts it really varied in musical style and the recording academy rewarded quite a range of them. the grammys lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable when mumford & sons took home the album of the year. >> we figured we weren't going to win anything because the black keys have been sweeping up
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all day and deservedly so. >> reporter: dan yore back of the black keys took home four gram oh phones including producer of the year and three in the rock categories. fun. made a splash as well. the trio made a splash as well. >> and the grammys go to "we are young." >> she said "we," and we were like, could it be us? >> reporter: and gauthier took home three grammys, but it was harder to tell if he was more exciteder about the fact that his idol prince presented the award for record of year. >> i'm at a loss of words because of the man standing behind us here with the cane. we heard his music growing up. it inspired me to make music.
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thank you. >> reporter: the trophies are nice but usually it's the performances that make it the most. taylor swift got it started with her mad hatter rendition of "we are never getting back together." and what better way to make a comeback. justin timberlake used the industry's biggest stage to relaunch his music career. and, anne-marie, it was a really great night with a lot of collaboration on stage. you saw so many duos, for example, alicia keys performing with maroon five, miranda lambert with dierks bentley, and then you had bruno mars sing and rihanna paying tribute to bob marley. back to you. >> theresa garcia in los angeles. thanks. coming up on the "morning news," confirmation site. a republican senator threatens to delay a vote on two of president obama's appointees in order to get answers about the terror attack in benghazi. and later compact cars go high tech.
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we'll show you why microcars are becoming a big hit in japan.
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a deadly stampede at a railway station in northern india killed at least 36 people on sunday. many of the dead were women. officials say overcrowding caused a footbridge to collapse, triggering the stampede. the victims were some of the estimated 30 million hindus who attended a sacred festival that's held every 12 years. as president obama prepares to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night, his administration continues to face questions from republicans about the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. now one gop senator is pledging to hold up the confirmation of two of the president's appointees until he gets some answers about that attack. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. senator lindsey graham has been one of the biggest critics of the white house's response to the attacks in benghazi. now he's threatening to use his senatorial privilege to try to
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block the nominations of chuck hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate.
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republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this white house has been stalwarting the congress around i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and find out what the mistakes were and find out what the president did. >> reporter: graham's willingness to block the nominees has worked once already. last month he signaling he would take action to prevent brennan and hagel's confirmation unless secretary leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff testified on benghazi. they were on capitol hill last week, but democratic senator jack reed says graham is overreacting. >> this is critical. at a time that we're looking at sequester,ing look forward, we're looking at crises across the globe, to dwell on a tragic incident and use that to block people is not appropriate. >> now, if senator graham does put a hold on these two confirmations, democrats would
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have to muster 60 votes in order to proceed, and he was not the only prominent republican coming out over the weekend to weigh in on these two confirmations. former vice president dick cheney called both hagel and brennan second rate and said their appointments would jeopardize national security. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well straight ahead, your monday morning weather. and in sports, a rumble on the ice involving arrests? [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, rain, a high of 47. miami, a high of 80. some flurries in chicago, 37 the high. dallas, mostly cloudy with 63 the high. los angeles, 62. and time now for a check of the national forecast. a cold front rolls into the south, brings heavy rain and thunderstorms. a wintry mix of snow and sleet moves across northeast pennsylvania and new england. more snow could fall in minnesota all the way to michigan and in the mountains of the west. in sports now, the l.a. clippers sailed into new york and took one for the knicks. l.a.'s blake griffin finished with a monster jam. he finished with 17 points. the knicks' carmelo anthony scored 42 points for the season. but it wasn't enough. clippers sink new york, 102-88. in the college ranks now, a big ten showdown and number one indiana was on a mission against
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ohio state. victor oladipo had the hot hand for hoosiers, scoring a career-high 26 points. indiana dominates the buckeyes, 81-68. in hockey, a dramatic finish in detroit. third period, less than a minute on the clock, and the kings' alex martinez gets the rebound and scores to tie the game at two. then detroit's jonathan ericsson takes a slapshot that dribbles into the net with less than five seconds left in the game. the red wings stun the kings, 3-2. here's a fight on the ice you have probably never seen before. a ref calls hooking and the player didn't like the call. he knocks the ref down. he gets back up, takes off his helmet and starts whaling on the player. other players and refs had to come in brangd up the fight. when we return, mini machine. we road test an ultra compact car and show you why it's
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plans to resign. what we're just learning about the surprise announcement. plus: l-a on edge. a record reward is being offered for a fugitive ex-cop. where police are searching for christopher dorner this morning. and powerful performances. the music industry celebrated its own last night at the grammys. who ended up stealing the show. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's monday
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here's a look at here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington and atlanta, expect some rain. in the low 60s for both of them. st. louis, sunny with a high of 50. denver, morning flurries, a high of 29. seattle, afternoon showers, a high of 48. well, the next big thing for cars is actually very small. several auto companies are testing new vehicles that get amazing gas mileage and are perfect for someone who only really needs to travel a couple of miles a day. lucy craft went for a spin in one of these new microcars. >> reporter: when this retiree gets behind the wheel these days, he zips himself into a pod-like vehicle that's so snug there's only room for him. about the size of a golf cart the slim aluminum frame toyota concept car can reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour.
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he says compared to my motorcycle it's more stable because it has four wheels and you don't get drenched when it rains. 64 years old, suzuki says he rarely needs to travel more than a few miles from home. his my row car, which toyota is testing, is environmentally friendly and fun. it runs on electricity, he says, so i never have to go to the gas station, and since it's a one-seater, it's great on tight turns. for a glimpse of future, i took a quick spin around the neighborhood in a point-sized electric concept vehicle made by nissan. the no-frills car is a bit bumpy and chilly for a winter day, but i had no trouble keeping up with traffic. for someone who's challenged like me, the beauty of an ultra compact car is you can stash it just about anywhere without breaking a sweat. a quarter of japan's population is over 65. expected to retail for less
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than $10,000 each, these tiny nissans and a number of other cars are being tested. if the japanese government approves, cheap ultra compact cars could be puttering down japanese streets in the next few years. lucy craft, cbs news, tokyo. >> it's cute but i don't know if i could get used to zipping my window closed. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a recap of the grammy awards. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." green. this is the "cbs morning news." ready to mix things up with lean cuisine? try our entrees, snacks and new salads. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. i want you to listen. i'm ready for tonight. i'm ready for the rest of my life. let your hair color do the talking. new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™ triple butter complex for superior hair color, gorgeous texture and amazing shine. new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™ if you don't feel good when you leave
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in this in this fast-paced world, it's not too often that you get a chance to slow down, maybe take stock of your life. jim axelrod introduces us to one man who says it's time for everyone to take a breather. >> reporter: in the tranquility of his living room in youngstown, ohio, 39-year-old tim ryan is conducting his 30-minute morning ritual. ryan is meditating, slowing his
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breathing, clearing his head of clutter. >> how much faster literally can we go until we're -- you know, you're just so distracted all the time that you're actually missing your life? >> reporter: if this all looks and sounds a bit new agey, guess again. congressman tim ryan will tell you the new age is now. >> it's a quiet revolution that's happening. >> reporter: ryan is a former high school football hero from a shot and a beer district who's now written a book on mindfulness. the group he thinks can benefit the most from reading it are his colleagues on capitol hill. i can't think of a city in america less intro expectative than washington. >> yes, that's true. i think it's a problem. and i think if you go back to the history in our country to the big mistakes that we made, it seems to me like we weren't seeing things quite clearly. >> reporter: ryan is pushing a curriculum called sel, social emotional learning that teaches
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kids to relax, calming themselves into a state where they're better able to learn. juanita rogers uses it in her kindergarten classroom in a tough neighborhood in youngstown. >> they have no control of where they come from. they have no control of where they live. when they close their eyes, they can actually see themselves even doing well in school and when you can see it, it will happen. >> reporter: in the last three years, they've seen double-digit improvements in reading scores, but 10-year-old alyssa thomas is focused on other benefits not measured by test results. do you need and the other kids need to find ways to be calm? >> yes. a lot of them do because of the anger. >> reporter: what kind of anger? >> we had some fights and when they get angry, they go for the person they're angry at. >> reporter: ryan will be introducing a bill that would help states implement sel standards and promote mindfulness in medical schools,
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teacher training programs and to help treat veterans. >> it's happening now in the military and in the prisons. i think at some point the more we understand about how the brain works, the more this is going to catch on. >> reporter: according to the magazine "psychology today," somewhere near 10 million americans are practicing some sort of medication. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. well coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," extreme weather from tornados in the south to the blizzard recovery in the northeast. we'll get you updated. plus, california lieu tenant governor gavin newsom stops by the studio to talk about reinventing government. and baseball great mike piazza tells us about his new book "long shot." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's monday, february 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 4:30. let's get a first check on weather with lawrence. >> weren't those grammys great? >> i stayed up for the very last performance. >> i didn't watch. >> we were asleep. >> i stayed up until 10:30. [ laughter ] cold out there with clear skies around the bay area. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. got a major warming trend ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> out the door now, about to head off to work in hayward, northbound 880 approaching 92, we have several lanes blocked an accident there, two crews on the way. updated information coming up. >> you will have a restful show. >> that's right. >> that's good. >> on a monday morning. need it. thank you. we have big news out of the
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gate. breaking news this morning from the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. these are live pictures right now from the vatican. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is tracking this morning's developments. pretty shocking, cate. >> reporter: that's right, frank and michelle. the decision will mean the catholic church will be without a pope for a period of time until the cardinals can select a new successor. and vatican aides admit this decision took them by surprise. pope benedict spoke to a meeting of cardinals this morning and announced he is resigning his position as head of the catholic church effective at the end of the month. the 85-year-old leaders says he is too weak to continue. joseph ratzinger came pope when cardinals chose him to succeed pope john paul